Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver on Hwy 288 in south Houston

Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 1:44 pm    

HOUSTON, TX — A man died early Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle on the South Freeway near south Houston’s Sunnyside area, according to KHOU11.

The fatal incident occurred on the northbound lanes of the freeway’s feeder road near West Bellfort Avenue shortly before 6:11 a.m.

Details are limited, but authorities said the victim, described as a man in his mid-40s to mid-50s, had been walking along the road when he was hit by an unknown vehicle. Its driver continued driving, failing to stop and render aid.

Houston firefighters arrived to find someone applying CPR to the victim, but that person soon fled the scene without reporting to authorities. It was not immediately clear whether the person was involved in the collision.

By 7:12 a.m., Houston Police confirmed the victim had died from his injuries.

No further information has been released at this time, but investigators are currently working to identify the suspect vehicle from debris found in the area.

People dislike attorneys until they actually need one. Attorney Tom's team of Houston personal injury lawyers is prepared to help you if you've been hurt in an accident. Call (713) 244-6363 or fill out an online contact form and an experienced legal professional will reach out to you.

Note: This site is dedicated to reporting on accidents and injuries. We refer to existing news sources to create our posts. News articles often are updated to reflect new developments. Contact us if you have noticed any false or out of date information in this post so we can update it to be as informative as possible.

Disclaimer: is a local website. We hope that by exposing the frequency of accidental injuries in our community, we can help make the greater Houston area a safer place. It is our hope that exposing the prevalence of preventable injuries will help our friends and neighbors take the necessary measures to avoid such accidents. Information on is not legal advice.


View All Testimonials
Avvo Logo
American Justice Association Logo
khou11 Logo
Houston Buiness Journal Logo